Webster Bank announces expanded relationship with Fidelity Information Services and new partnership with Jones Lang LaSalle

    Webster Bank announces expanded relationship with Fidelity Information
             Services and new partnership with Jones Lang LaSalle

PR Newswire

WATERBURY, Conn., Jan. 29, 2013

WATERBURY, Conn., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Webster Bank, a leading
regional bank serving businesses and consumers from Westchester County, N.Y.,
to Boston, Mass., today said that it has extended its existing contract for
core transaction processing services and expanded its information technology
partnership with Fidelity Information Services (FIS) to include additional
products and services, including the management of Webster's IT network,
telecommunications, servers, and data storage infrastructure for the next
eight years. Separately, Webster has entered into a new five-year agreement
with Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) for the management of Webster's 168 owned and
leased branches as well as its seven regional hubs and other corporate
facilities.

"These two agreements will significantly enhance our ability to deliver
value-added services and superior service to customers and will help us better
manage costs," said Jerry Plush, Webster's president and chief operating
officer.

"By expanding our relationship with FIS, we will broaden our product suite,
especially with regard to electronic banking services, while controlling
costs," Plush said. FIS has provided core transaction processing services for
Webster since 2005. FIS is the world's largest global provider dedicated to
banking and payments technologies. With a long history deeply rooted in the
financial services sector, FIS, based in Jacksonville, Fla., serves more than
14,000 institutions in over 100 countries. As part of the expanded
relationship with FIS, 47 employees in Webster's infrastructure management
services group will become full-time employees of FIS and in their new roles
will continue to support Webster.

Regarding the agreement with JLL, Plush said, "Our physical distribution
network continues to be vitally important to our ability to serve our
customers' financial needs. By partnering with JLL, we will gain new and
essential capabilities to identify the best locations and designs for both new
and existing retail and corporate facilities, while helping us reduce our
energy and maintenance costs. JLL also will help us plan effectively for our
future corporate space needs, among other benefits."

Chicago-based JLL is a global leader in property and corporate facility
management services providing comprehensive integrated real estate and
investment management services for more than 2.1 billion square feet of
property in more than 1,000 cities in 70 countries. JLL has approximately
45,500 employees and serves some of the largest banks in the U.S and around
the globe. As part of this new relationship with JLL, members of Webster's
corporate real estate services group will be provided opportunities to work
for JLL supporting Webster or to pursue related opportunities within JLL or at
Webster.

About Webster Bank

Webster Bank, N.A., is the operating subsidiary of Webster Financial
Corporation (NYSE: WBS). With $20 billion in assets, Webster provides business
and consumer banking, mortgages, financial planning, trust and investment
services through 168 banking offices; 294 ATMs; telephone banking; mobile
banking; and the Internet. Webster Bank owns the asset based lending firm
Webster Business Credit Corporation; the equipment finance firm Webster
Capital Finance Corporation; and provides health savings account trustee and
administrative services through HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank. Member
FDIC and equal housing lender. For more information about Webster, including
past press releases and the latest annual report, visit the Webster website at
www.websterbank.com or follow us on LinkedIn
http://linkedin.com/company/webster-bank and Twitter
https://twitter.com/WebsterBank.



Media Contact:             Investor Contact:
Bob Guenther, 203-578-2391 Terry Mangan, 203-578-2318
rguenther@websterbank.com  tmangan@websterbank.com





SOURCE Webster Bank

Website: http://www.websterbank.com
 
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